Durham Smythe

Irish A-to-Z: Durham Smythe

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Notre Dame’s tight end depth chart is topped by Durham Smythe. And a season after suffering a hard-luck year, the senior hopes to pick up the slack Alizé Jones’ ineligibility leaves behind. A capable blocker who also has the ability to get open down the field, Smythe’s hoping to finally put together a season where opportunity [more]

Counting down the Irish: 25-21

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Maximizing the roster has been a key part of building Brian Kelly’s program. And as we reveal the first five names on our annual Top 25, we see two significant pieces to that puzzle that nobody saw coming last year—specialists Justin Yoon and Tyler Newsome. Heading into last season, Notre Dame’s special teams were a huge [more]

Mailbag: What impact will Jones and Smythe have in Fiesta Bowl?

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Too many good questions, not enough space. So I figured we should spread some of these questions out and take some time with it. Let’s start off with a good one from good ol’ Bern, who is wondering what a slightly healthier Notre Dame roster will look like against Ohio State. (question shortened and clarified, so I [more]

Jarron Jones, Durham Smythe both on track to return for Fiesta Bowl

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Notre Dame will welcome back two long-injured starters for the Fiesta Bowl as Jarron Jones and Durham Smythe both return to practice this week and are on track to play, Brian Kelly said Sunday. Jones, expected to be Notre Dame’s starting nose tackle heading into the year, will play his first game of the season, lost in [more]

Durham Smythe suffers season-ending injury

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STORY UPDATED: Notre Dame has lost another starter. Tight end Durham Smythe is reportedly done for the season. Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated broke the news Monday evening. Brian Kelly will likely confirm it on Tuesday during his weekly press conference. It’s another hard-luck injury for the Irish, who are already without starting running back Tarean [more]